PHONOGRAPH 5 deck. This Victorian playing cards will sound familiar to you
Since he launched his first deck in 2013, all Landry Sanders‘ projects have been depicted on Max Playing Cards. Landry is a persevering designer, who has always pursued his dream and has tried it over and over again to get his decks printed. After the beauty of the Rainbow Illusion series, he presents us something completely different: PHONOGRAPH 5.
For this deck, Landry has taken two references from the Victorian era of which he is a fan. On the one hand he has used the invention by Thomas Alva Edison in 1876, the phonograph, to name the deck, although he has taken for the illustrations an invention by Emile Berliner in 1887: the gramophone.
On the other hand, for the court cards, the artist has been inspired by a 1899 deck produced in London by Charles Goodall that has reinterpreted adapting it to a somewhat more contemporary scheme.
Thus, he has created a deck of a classic inspiration with a very careful aesthetic and soft but suggestive colors. The cards keep the playability without losing the originality.
The deck will be printed by the EPCC in their classic stock and a print run of 2500 units.
If you like it, visit the project website and take advantage of the few early birds still available.